Discover Hapshepsat Temple
If ancient Egyptian Temples and mysterious caches of Royal Mummies intrigue you, you may want to visit the Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahari.
Wikipedia - The Mortuary Temple of Queen Hatshepsut, the Djeser-Djeseru ("Holy of Holies"), is located beneath the cliffs at Deir el Bahari on the west bank of the Nile near the Valley of the Kings in Egypt. The mortuary temple is dedicated to the sun god Amon-Ra and is located next to the mortuary temple of Mentuhotep II, which served both as an inspiration, and later, a quarry. It is considered one of the "incomparable monuments of ancient Egypt."
Tomb DB320 (now usually referred to as TT320) is located next to Deir el-Bahri, in the Theban Necropolis, opposite modern Luxor. It contained an extraordinary cache of mummified remains and funeral equipment of more than 50 kings, queens, royals and various nobility. The tomb is thought to have initially been the last resting place of High Priest of Amun Pinedjem II, his wife Nesikhons and other close family members. Pinudjem II died around 969 BC in a time of decline of the Egyptian kingdom. In this time the mummies from former dynasties were vulnerable to grave robbery and were moved here to protect the remains of these royal personages.
Where I Stayed
Sheraton Luxor Resort
Al Awameya · P.O. Box 43
Luxor 83951 · Egypt
Phone: 20 95 2274544
How to Get There - Fly into Luxor and take a taxi to the site.